Risk Management Compliance Optimization

Do any of these look familiar? There’s a better way to manage your overhead infrastructure. SPIDA Software provides a path forward so that instead of reacting to each crisis as it happens, you can build long-term strategies to achieve cost-efficiency and asset health. Learn more about SPIDA’s Structure Management Solutions by clicking below.

Reduce Overbuilding, Eliminate Redundant Work, & Simplify Your Design Processes with Schneider Electric and SPIDA Software

Reduce Overbuilding, Eliminate Redundant Work, & Simplify Your Design Processes with Schneider Electric and SPIDA Software

Stretch your budget and simplify your design process utilizing an integrated solution with ArcFM from Schneider Electric and SPIDAcalc from SPIDA Software. Join us on Wednesday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm EST to learn how you can:

  • Achieve safety code compliance without overbuilding
  • Eliminate manually rebuilding designs in disparate applications
  • Improve data accuracy and eliminate as-built processes and human error
  • Reduce SAIDI reliability risks

Request the recording here.

 

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s trusted structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, a cloud-based platform developed for asset owners and contractors to centrally document and manage the physical health and condition of their overhead system. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.  With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management and in Automation Systems.  We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation, and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

SPIDA® Software Launches The SPIDA Software Academy

SPIDA Software Launches the SPIDA Software Academy, an online learning platform for self-guided training from SPIDA Software.

Gahanna, OH – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for
utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, announces the launch of the SPIDA Software Academy –
a new approach to online learning.

Across the industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way organizations share knowledge and
information. While traditional face-to-face interactions have dwindled, the need for online access to resources has
never been more important. While SPIDA Software is known for its user-friendly solutions, successful adoption of
any technology starts with user education.

In response to these challenging times, SPIDA has introduced an innovative way for users to dive deeper into
SPIDA’s suite of product offerings through self-guided online courses. The SPIDA Software Academy educates
users through step-by-step instruction and video-led examples. Users can complete courses at their own pace
through hands-on exercises and quiz their knowledge upon completing a course. Additional add-ons such as live
instructor-led office hours or final exams can be included by request for an additional cost.

The online platform provides access to training courses such as:

  • SPIDAcalc Basic Functionality
    •  Getting Started with SPIDAcalc
    • Navigating the Interface
    • Working with Assemblies
    • Connectivity
  • SPIDAcalc Extended Functionality
    • Designing a Complex Project
    • Leveraging a CSV Import for Project Creation
    • Using Pole Images and Photo Tools
    • Make-Ready Design and Comparison Tools
  • SPIDAsilk Use Cases
    • Getting Started with SPIDAsilk
    • Generating Stringing Reports
    • Modeling in-line Span Equipment
  • Coming Soon
    • Troubleshooting Failing Pole Designs
    • Clearance Analysis
    • Pole Damage and Decay

 

“The launch of the SPIDA Software Academy is a testament of SPIDA’s commitment to our clients. Providing our
users with the resources and tools they need to succeed is our top priority”, said Alyssa Rose, Implementation
Lead at SPIDA Software. “Training is an integral part of our user’s success, so we’re excited to introduce the
academy at a time when working remotely has become the new normal”.

New courses will be added in the upcoming weeks. Request a no-obligation SPIDA Software Academy quote here,
or sign up for updates on new courses as they become available here.

 

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure
Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a
centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our
customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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Canadian Virtual ICT Forum – Powered by BICSI

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 2:25 EDT during the Canadian Virtual ICT Forum – Powered by BICSI as SPIDA’s President Brett Willitt presents on “Demystifying Pole Loading and Make Ready Determination”.

During this webinar, we will review pole loading and clearance considerations and highlight the differences between common industry pole loading methodologies and their impact on make ready determination and cost. Additionally, we will highlight the balance between clearances and pole loading when formulating make ready recommendations by showcasing a variety of common construction situations. Register below.

 

Request the SPIDA®silk Webinar Recording

In this 45-minute SPIDAsilk webinar, we introduced our new Sag and Tension Software, SPIDAsilk. During this SPIDAsilk webinar, we went over the user interface, key features, discussed use cases, and how to implement SPIDAsilk.  

 

Request the recording here.

Build a Better Grid – NWPPA E&O Technical Presentation


During the 2021 Virtual NWPPA E&O Summit, we provided a high-level overview of SPIDA’s solutions and introduce the latest software addition, SPIDAsilk sag and tension software.

You can request the Presentation below. 

 

To learn more about SPIDA’s newest product release, visit SPIDAsilk

To learn more about the Northwest Public Power Association visit their website here.

SPIDA® Software Announces the v7.0 Jumper Release of SPIDAcalc Software

Gahanna, OH –  SPIDA Software, the industry leader in structural analysis and asset management software for utilities and their contractors, has announced the availability of SPIDAcalc – v7.0 Jumper software. The next generation of SPIDAcalc showcases an all-new user interface and extensive new features, designed to vastly improve overall customer usability and increase productivity.

The development of SPIDAcalc Jumper focused heavily on improving user experience and making the software more intuitive. Inspired by feedback gained from existing clients, SPIDAcalc boasts a configurable layout, allowing users to tailor the software to their individual needs.

With leadership roots in both the engineering and utility industries, SPIDA Software took a unique approach to the development of SPIDAcalc Jumper. In addition to the complete user interface redesign, SPIDA’s engineering team developed new features designed to tackle the complex challenges of utility life.

“SPIDAcalc Jumper is the culmination of over 2-years of research and development. We have invested significant resources to drastically enhance the capabilities of SPIDAcalc while simultaneously improving user experience,” said Brett Willitt, Vice President of SPIDA Software. “Users of SPIDAcalc Jumper will benefit from an increase in efficiency, productivity, and usability when designing and analyzing their poles. The next generation of SPIDAcalc is unprecedented and will revolutionize pole loading.”

SPIDAcalc Jumper introduces lead and wire connectivity to the pole loading community, shattering an industry norm by eliminating the repetitive modeling of individual structures. A connected environment provides greater efficiency by allowing users to create, add, and modify an entire pole line with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Additionally, SPIDA has redesigned and expanded the use of Assemblies throughout the application. In SPIDAcalc Jumper, assemblies are now prominently featured and conveniently incorporated in the interface, providing users with a variety of benefits, including:

  • Assemblies can be added to one pole or across an entire lead at the same time, exponentially reducing the time to design pole lines
  • Intelligent framing allows users to quickly change out applied framings on a pole when modifying an existing design
  • Users can add assemblies from their client file, or create and store their own local library
  • Multiple assemblies can be stacked on the same pole line to easily model multi-circuit construction

 

Utilizing leading-edge technology and knowledge of utility practices, SPIDAcalc Jumper makes it easier than ever for users to intuitively design and analyze their poles. Key highlights include:

  • Updated layout including configurable workspaces
  • Workspaces can be extended over multiple monitors
  • The ability to edit design in the 3D View
  • Redesigned Graphic and Table Views
  • Ability to design in the Map View with drag and drop functionality
  • Zooming capabilities while in the Graphic View, including photos

 

Built on its industry-leading geometric nonlinear calculation engine for pole loading, pole strength, and guying analysis, SPIDAcalc Jumper features a redesigned Analysis View offering:

  • New Analysis Results Summary and Details Table with larger fonts and clear pass/fail indicators
  • An interactive 3D View of results, including display of wire tension and sags
  • New charts including the introduction of innovative radar charts which provide 360° perspective

 

SPIDAcalc Jumper is the first-ever structural analysis software to incorporate a cloud-based analysis option. Aimed at increasing productivity, this new analysis option allows users to send designs to the cloud instead of running them locally. Tailored for those users analyzing larger projects or using SPIDAcalc’s robust geometric nonlinear analysis methods, cloud-based analysis drastically reduces the time it takes to analyze a project and lets users continue working in SPIDAcalc while analysis is being performed. Online analysis offers the scalable horsepower to handle the analysis of 1 pole or 100,000 poles in a matter of minutes.

SPIDA Software recognizes that a utility’s success is measured by reducing time spent on projects and increasing productivity. Aging infrastructure, increase regulatory oversight, the explosion of broadband deployments, and limited personnel resources have forced utilities to reevaluate current processes and look for innovative solutions. SPIDAcalc Jumper empowers utility organizations and their contractors to be more effective and efficient in their pole loading analysis.

To obtain a copy of the official SPIDAcalc – v7.0 Jumper release notes, please contact our Support Team by visiting the SPIDA website at www.spidasoftware.com/contact.

About SPIDA Software

Serving electric and telecommunication utilities since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to encourage users to go beyond pole loading. The SMS platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s leading structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.

Additional Resources

SPIDA Software:   https://www.spidasoftware.com/

SPIDAcalc:   https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/calc